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Maria A. Karamitsos

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Greek American writer based in Chicago, writes about all things Greek for various publications, including The Greek Star and GreekCircle magazine. Her work has appeared in The National Herald and at HarlotSauceRadio.com. Maria served as the food editor of "Greektown Chicago: Its History, Its Recipes," by Alexa Ganakos.

New “Greektown North” Draws Families and Shops to the Chicago Suburbs

  The Greek Star recently published a special, in-depth report on the growing Greek community in the Northern Suburbs of Chicago.   By WWII and thereafter, as...

PAA’s AGAPE on the Terrace Raises $75,000 for Charities in Crete

The Pancretan Association of America’s Philanthropic Committee hosted its first annual Agape on the Terrace fundraiser on June 8 on the rooftop terrace of the...

“OPA” is More Than Just a Word; It’s a Way of Life

Alex Pattakos, PhD has focused his work on helping people find meaning in their lives. One day, he had an “aha” moment, or rather...

Greeks Got Talent Showcases Chicago Area Youth

Chicago area Greek-American youth were spotlighted in the 1st annual Greeks Got Talent, presented by St. Demetrios Church of Libertyville, IL. In the 7-11 year...

US’ Oldest Continuously Published Greek Newspaper Gets a Makeover

Founded in 1904, Chicago’s The Greek Star, the oldest continuously published Greek newspaper in the US re-launched yesterday, revealing a new design, format and logo,...

Chicago’s Historic Hull House Shuttered; Helped Many Greek Immigrants

The historic Jane Addams Hull House Association has closed after more than 122 years of service. Citing tough economic times, the social service agency...

The New National Hellenic Museum Officially Open

Today, Chicago's new National Hellenic Museum, the first of its kind in the United States, officially opened to the public. The stunning 40,000 square foot facility was unveiled on December 8 with a special[...]

Innovative Young Greek-American Creates Cartoules Press

When you can’t find what you’re looking for, make your own. Right? San Francisco Bay-area native Julie Karatzis has done just that. Back in...

World Premiere of “Frankenstein: Day of the Beast”

Greek-American film company Thespis will present the World Premiere of its new film, FRANKENSTEIN: DAY OF THE BEAST this weekend. It's a retelling of the classic...

Chicago Fundraiser Benefits Local Boys Battling Neuroblastoma

The Donate Your Way fundraiser is an annual fundraising event that offers something different and unique in terms of charitable giving. It was created in...

Visitors Get a Sneak Peek at New National Hellenic Museum

This month, the National Hellenic Museum, the newest thing in ancient history, welcomes its first visitors for a month-long preview. The new museum opened its...

Arahovites Host Fundraiser to Help Young Woman Recover from Aneurysm

This weekend, KAREAI Society Arahoviton Chicago will host a fundraiser for Maria Vastis Chamberlan. The Gala of Inspiration will raise money to help defray her...